Nurse prescribing to a patient over a desk

Nursing and Midwifery Council publishes new proficiency standards

NMC describes standards, to be implemented by 2020, as ‘ambitious’ despite some criticism

Queen Mary's House

Outrage at plan to sell NHS building that offers London nurses affordable housing

Queen Mary's House in upmarket Hampstead, London, currently houses 52 mainly NHS staff


How paramedic slashed frequent caller ED attendance with coffee and a chat

Intervention that had remarkable success in Blackpool now being adopted elsewhere

Andy Burnham

NHS pay – government needs to go further, says Manchester mayor Andy Burnham

Greater Manchester NHS is an example for the rest of the country, says ex-Labour health

Social care needs NHS-style funding model, urges RCN activist

Let’s look back to start of NHS and do the same for social care, nurse tell congress

Nurses worldwide need better pay to make profession more attractive – ICN

Governments are failing to use nurse pay and conditions as a lever of workforce expansion

Evidence and Practice

Hair toe tourniquets: a review of two case studies

Hair toe tourniquets: a review of two case studies

Digit hair tourniquets are relatively uncommon. There are reports in the literature of hair...


Nurses’ attitudes to supporting people who are suicidal in emergency departments

The aim of this study is to determine emergency nurses’ knowledge about, and perceived...

Electrocardiograms: a guide to rhythm recognition for emergency nurses

Electrocardiograms: a guide to rhythm recognition for emergency nurses

Electrocardiogram (ECG) is one of the most commonly performed investigations in emergency...


Emergency management of burns: part 1

Caring for patients with burn injuries can be traumatic for staff. Non-specialist clinicians...

Sports concussion

Concussion in sport: the importance of accurate and reliable discharge advice

Concussion in sport is a common presentation in urgent and emergency care settings, so it is...

Prudent care

Prudent healthcare in emergency departments: a case study in Wales

To deliver a patient-centred service, emergency departments (EDs) must be efficient,...


Emergency care model cuts death rates from chronic lung disease

Admitting patients with chronic lung disease directly into respiratory specialist care from...

Critical care outreach: Supporting ward nurses and saving lives

At London’s University College Hospital a highly successful nurse-led team brings expert...

Nurse-led team winning the race against sepsis

Sepsis kills more people in the UK each year than lung cancer, with persistent shortcomings...

Framework for change: supporting you to drive improvement

The Leading Change, Adding Value framework for nursing, midwifery and care staff is halfway...

Sisters are doing it for themselves

Staff at a paediatric emergency unit in Cardiff took matters into their own hands to answer...


Celebrate the best of outstanding emergency care

Emergency Nurse welcomes nominations for the RCNi Nurse Awards 2018 to recognise and...



General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): implications for nurses and the NHS

What you can expect from the new data protection regulation and how it will affect your work

Planning for the next generation of emergency care clinicians

Reflection and forward planning would help nurture emergency care clinicians rather than...


Readers' panel: Should families be encouraged to witness resuscitation attempts?

Cardiac arrest is a traumatic event - our readers have their say on family-witnessed...


On the front line with a paramedic

A day spent shadowing a paramedic showed the complex range of skills this role requires, and...



‘Do the right thing and be prepared to support an unpopular view’

Senior lecturer Lorna McInulty explains how becoming a trauma nurse co-coordinator changed...

Jim Bethel

‘Persist and be ambitious: nothing that comes easy is worth having’

University of Wolverhampton Institute of Health Professions senior lecturer Jim Bethel...

Mike Paynter

‘Emergency nurses do an amazing job in challenging circumstances’

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust consultant nurse in urgent and unscheduled care...

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